Friday, March 20, 2009

Another tearful farewell tonight

I remember watching ER when it first started. I watched Chicago Hope as well, would have liked to see it stick around a bit longer. Tonight another long time character bid their farewell, and again the tears were running down my cheeks. I truly hope that somewhere in the last two episodes that they feature the few nurses who have been on the show from the very beginning. As sad as it is to have it end, I think it is time. And very nice to have a show have a chance to say "goodbye" to it's viewers. I was not happy that Judging Amy was canceled during the off season. I hear now that a fairly new show, Life, which is on NBC is probably not going to make it to next season. I had told myself I wasn't going to get invested in any new TV series, because it seems I just get into it and away it goes. I probably watch too much TV anyway.
It has been a very peaceful few days with Lynn out of town. I can leave my stitchery out and not worry about it getting "put away"......I do have dishes in the sink, the dishwasher is cleaned and still full. I do like that he calls everyday, so I feel like he does give us a thought during the day!
Tomorrow, Ethan is here early and we'll pick Jillian up after school and she'll come to play for a few hours. Saturday morning I am meeting "the girls" and we are going to Monroe for the quilt show there, and out to lunch. Should be nice!
I bought some seeds today and will have the kids plant them in some little pots next week and see them sprout!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday, Monday....

I always liked the Mama's and the Papa's. I wonder what happened to all those 45 records I had. Actually sister Carol does have a box of them in her study. Not like there is anyway to play all those records though! I had a box record player. And yes, I did tape a quarter on the arm to keep the needle in the groove of the record so it didn't skip all over the place! I guess buying a new needle wasn't an easy fix in those days. Maybe that is why I still use my sewing machine needles until they break!
No kids today, though I am scheduled to work 7-11 tonight, unless they cancel me again. I do have to go to the grocery store today. I am actually out of flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, only have two eggs left. I don't remember ever running out of "staples" at the same time before. Will also go to the dairy, the green grocer and get my corned beef on cooking so that we can have it for dinner. I need to have it done early enough to eat it in case I do leave at 6:15 for work.
Taking Lynn to the airport tomorrow morning for his week away. Then right back to receive Ethan. Meet Jillian's bus, then get ready for the guild meeting. I do have some paperwork to produce for that. Guess I better get started with my day.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Rainy Saturday

After days and nights of extreme cold and frost, it is kind of nice to have a bit warmer, though wetter weather today. I had the last meeting of a lovely group of women taking a Block of the Month class with me at my Local Quilt Shop (LQS). Then home to finish up a project I was showing them today. It is nice to get that last border on there. I'll post a photo here if I can figure out how to do that. Waiting now to see if I am actually going to work a

scheduled 7-11pm shift tonight. Just as happy if I don't. It seems I've been busy "catching up" on different projects lately. And I'll admit to being several hours behind on my regular TV watching! Love that DVR!
Lynn leaves Tuesday morning for a week in California/Arizona. I think this is the longest he has been away from home without me. I've been away longer, with him home, so this is an interesting reversal. Last year he was gone for several days and I did lots of painting and furniture moving. This time I'm planning to move our bedroom furniture and paint the guest bedroom.
Here is a photo of a typical Saturday afternoon at our house!m Everyone likes a nap.....but don't let go of that remote!

I've been cruising some blogs that I check in on occasionally and came across one today that just made me shake my head. Someone who was praising Glen Beck, actually called him a modern day Braveheart. I just about threw up. Isn't it good that we all have a place like our blog to type our thoughts and opinions! But it did make me realize that my blog doesn't have to be about any particular theme or idea. It is mostly just for me anyway.
Politics has only been interesting to me for about the last 9 years....since September 11, 2001. I became almost "addicted" to watching the ins and outs of the last presidential election and was thrilled with the outcome. I am a loyal MSNBC watcher, while DH watches Fox in the other room. Though he will admit that Bill O'Reilly is a blowhard and Glen Beck is an idiot..... That is probably enough to write for today.